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we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25 this morning. >> we do it every half hour. have a great day. get your turkeys now. or hams. >> or pie. good morning. lone wolf. a new york man arrested accused of plotting to blow up government buildings to kill soldiers and police officers. investigators say he was nabbed as he was about to put his deadly plan into action. scene of a crime? homicide detectives re-examining the death of natalie wood, said to take a closer look at the boat where she was last seen alive. what does her sister know about the new information that's come to light? this morning, lana wood speaks out in an exclusive live interview. and "today" exclusive, she was viciously mauled by a chimpanzee and underwent a groundbreaking transplant to get
a new face. now charla nash is ready to reveal it to the world. meredith vieira is back with the exclusive interview, "today," monday, november 21st, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. we're all pretty excited because meredith is in our studio once again. hi, meredith. we want to begin with this major story about this man accused in the terror plot. it's the type officials fear the most, the home grown lone wolf man. >> police say 27-year-old jose pimentel had been on their radar for some time but investigators acting swiftly to arrest him on sunday because, they say, he was in the process of putting at least one bomb together. we'll get the latest on that story ahead.
disturbing video, two police officers placed on administrative leave for using pepper spray on seated protesters of an occupy movement of the campus university. now the school's president is getting pressure to resign. we have a very big week of holiday concerts for your enjoyment including singing sensation justin bieber coming up on wednesday. we'll kick the week of music off with one of the biggest acts in country music, rascal flatts, live on the plaza. >> some of these people have been here since 6:00 last night, in the rain and the wind and the cold temperatures. so that's dedication. but we begin now that foiled terror plot here in new york city. jonathan dienst, investigative reporter for wnbc, our station here in new york, has the details. good morning. the nypd has been watching
this man for two years. the arrest, police say, came quickly this weekend because the suspect was starting to build explosives right in an apartment and he was preparing to test them. 27-year-old jose pimental was arraigned late sunday night in a new york city courthouse. >> you had just finished drilling the third and final bomb. >> reporter: shaking his head as he listened to terror-related charges against him, including trying to build pipe bombs. police say if pimentel had been able to build and place the bombs this tape of an nypd test shows the damage he could have caused. at a sunday night news conference new york city officials showed a mock-up of some of the devices, some of the ingredients bought at some of the local stores with the help of an nypd informant and police say, pimentel was following bomb making instructions straight out of al qaeda's "inspire" magazine.
>> pimentel planned to test the effectiveness of the bombs by implanting them in mailboxes and detonating them. >> police say pimentel is a naturalized u.s. citizen who converted to islam and later became an al qaeda sympathizer even starting his own radical website. under surveillance by the nypd since 2009, officials say he was angry over u.s. wars and the recent killing of terror leader anwar al awlaki. >> the suspect was a so-called lone wolf, motivated by his own resentment of the presence of american troops in iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: prosecutors say for months they got the suspect on tape talking to the informant about his target list including bombing u.s. troops coming back home and new york city police. but the nypd says it moved in now, because pimentel was about to put his plan into action. the fbi was briefed on this nypd investigation but apparently chose not to get involved.
pimentel, who is being held without bail, did not enter a plea. his defense lawyer said his client was not hiding his radical views and the lawyer says he's expected to raise questions about the nypd informant and what role that informant played with his suspect, his client, who may have had a history of drug problems and mental health issues. >> jonathan dienst, we thank you for the story. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, jonathan. the other top stories of the morning. natalie is at the news desk after being on assignment. welcome back. >> good morning, ann and matt and thank you everyone. no deal today as the deadline comes for the super committee to recommend $1.2 trillion in budget savings. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has the very latest now. good morning, kelly. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. no deal and no sign they're even talking anymore and the super committee would have had to have had any agreement in writing today and that's why failure seems so eminent. now what they were unable to do is come to terms on taxes. democrats wanted higher taxes in order to make deeper cuts,
republicans wanted to get rid of some tax deductions but lower rates in order to find $1.2 trillion in savings off the deficit over ten years. so what happens now? well, failure means that automatic sweeping budget cuts would go into effect in 2013, half of those aimed at the defense department, and that means there are many republicans and even secretary panetta say that this needs to change. they need to alter that between now and 2013 so the burden isn't so hard on defense. congress has really fallen short here. they also have to deal with other things like an extension of the payroll tax cut or an extension of unemployment benefits before the end of the year. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell, a lot to get done there on capitol hill, thanks so much. new details on the growing child sex abuse scandal at penn state university. the first known alleged victim of former assistant coach sandusky has had to leave his high school in his senior year because of bullying incidents.
according to the boy's psychologist, his counselor, his own solace in the wake of the scandal is that other alleged victims are now coming forward. at least 22 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in cairo's tahrir square over the past 24 hours as police and protesters clash for a third day. nbc's chief correspondent richard engel is there with more. good morning. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. protesters are back here in tahrir square this time not to oppose a dictator but the egyptian military. there have been more clashes this morning with police firing tear gas, in fact, much of downtown cairo this morning does smell of tear gas. the worst violence, however, was yesterday, when police and egyptian troops stormed into tahrir square, beating back demonstrators. the army says it did not use live ammunition but we saw pools of blood and injuries that were consistent with gunfire. natalie? >> and richard, what is it exactly the protesters are
demanding now, nearly a year after the popular uprising that ousted former president hosni mubarak? >> reporter: exactly, last february president mubarak was forced out but his military, his same generals remain in power and that is really what is at issue right now. this country is supposed to have parliamentary elections in one week's times but even after the election the military will remain in charge. the protesters want the military to step down now. they want a civilian government. >> richard engel, thank you. dutch tv is reporting that a player with the seattle mariners today was stabbed to death in the netherlands. 24-year-old outfielder gregory holman who is from the netherlands, had played for the mariners for six years. reportedly his younger brother has been arrested. it was a long night for passengers of a greyhound bus when the driver abandoned his
bus. passengers called 911 but the driver left them to spend the night stranded there. a replacement driver eventually arrived and the passengers reached their destination some 12 hours later. greyhound says the driver will be disciplined. and she is a woman of her word as well. actress mila kunis attended the marine corps ball in greenville, north carolina. she accepted the invite from scott moore. he credited justin timberlake. who he called his wing man, for getting the invite to kunis. i think they have all started a trend. great to see her there. 7:09, we turn it over to matt, ann and al. ann, you're next. right? >> i'd go, of course i would, anything for somebody in uniform. >> be a little careful there. you might want to hedge your bets on that slightly. what she meant to say was -- >> all the phones are ringing off the hook right now.
>> here, i'll write a ticket for you. come with me. >> mr. roker's here with a check of the weather. al? >> all righty. we've got another storm moving into the pacific northwest, that's going to bring coastal fagales, storm warnings, high atch warnings, floes w along the pacific coast, one to nc isfnc o rain with mountain snows in the cascades and strong storms from texas up into the mid-mississippi river valley. rainfall amounts one to three inches locally, could be up to four inches of rain from little rock on into springfield, missouri, and again we could be seeing some flooding there as well. that's what's going on in the country. here's what's happening in your good monday morning to you. cool, sun and clouds for today. by tomorrow just a little bit warmer. we'll get a little bit more sunshine for your tuesday. then we have more rain and a cold blast on the day late wednesday into thursday, your
thanksgiving. 61 for los gatos today. 60 in san jose. temperatures will be rooning cool all the way through your holiday. staying cool on black friday. we'll clear out saturday and sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. there are new developments tied to the reopening of the investigation into the death of actress natalie wood. we'll talk exclusively to wood's sister, lana, in a moment. first natalie morales has the latest on the case. good morning. >> good morning, matt. for three decades now, natalie woods' death has been shrouded in mystery and rumors. new questions are being asked in the hopes of bringing closure to the family of a film icon. the man who found natalie wood's body 30 years ago says that reopening the case is like pulling a scan off an old wound. >> my position is that it was a horrible accident. >> reporter: former harbor director doug bombard tells nbc's los angeles station he still remembers having to tell
woods husband, robert wagner, the awful truth. >> i told him that we've recovered the body, and he was looking right at me when i said that, and then he just looked down. >> reporter: wood had been on a boat trip with wagner and her co-star christopher wallingen. he didn't tell investigators the whole truth in 1981. friday on "today" he told david gregory he thinks wagner was responsible for woods' death. >> i think it was a matter of we're not going to look too hard. we're not going to turn on the search light, we're not going to notify anybody right at the moment. >> reporter: private investigator john nazaran not connected to the case says that should be taken seriously. >> if it can be proven the coast guard was never contacted nis e initially that is a huge red flag. >> reporter: marilyn wayne tells cbs news she was on a nearby
boat the night she disappeared. >> i heard "help me somebody, please help me, i'm drowning." >> reporter: the cause of death remains accidental drowning. >> we're going to follow up on the leads we have, re-interview people and interview new people and reevaluate the evidence. >> reporter: "the splendour" is now docked in honolulu. a statement from robert wagner's publicist says the wagner family fully supports the sheriff's investigation. and as for christopher walken also on the boat that night, he has not commented. >> lana woods, good morning, nice to see you. >> good morning. >> let me get your reaction to the reopening of the investigation into your sister's death.
how did you respond when you heard that news? >> i was actually contacted by the sheriff's department and the detectives on the case quite some time ago. they were kind enough to tell me that they were going public with it, and would make an announcement to sort of warn me, which i appreciated. so i knew that there was an investigation. as to how i feel? i'm scared. i'm nervous. i'm happy, i think. i'm -- i'm so ambivalent. it's almost like having to relive her death again. >> but scared, why? >> it's very, very tough. >> scared of what? >> i have spent the last 30 years preferring to just believe that everything was simply an accident, a slip and fall and an accident, and it's been easier that way, and i think easier for a great many people, although a
lot of things didn't add up, and i was always concerned about various things that were said. >> right. >> but it's easier -- you want to think the best. you want to think what's easiest to believe, and what's kindest to believe. >> let me go over some things that dennis davern said on the show, he's the captain on board the "splednour" the night your sister died. he made some damning statements. david gregory asked him about the fight between robert wagner and your sister on the night she died if the fight was "what ultimately led to her death" yes, he replied. when asked if robert wagner was soble for your sister's death, he said "yes, i would say so." what's your reaction to that? >> dennis had called me many, many years ago, usually late in
the evening, very upset, crying, obviously had been drinking, and trying to unburden himself, telling me little bits and pieces, and then dropping back and not saying everything, and saying, "well i don't want to hurt you by telling you this" and "i'm scared and i feel like i've done something wrong and a coward and a fool," so little bits and pieces filtered over to me. >> do you believe him? >> when i -- unfortunately, yeah, i do. i've never known him to lie. he certainly never has to me. as i say, it's just really tough. >> right. >> i read the book, and my family kept getting mad at me because i would sit and hysterically cry and they'd take the book away from me and i'd pick it up again again and they
kept saying to me why do you read it if it's getting you so upset? there were things always bothering me that i wanted to know. >> i'm sorry, he was asked if it was true robert wagner who said natalie wood was. had she fallen off the boat. he said we didn't take steps to see if we could locate her and went on to say, "it was a matter of we're not going to look too hard, not going to turn on the search light, we're not going to notify anybody right at the moment." >> that's what i had been told by him as well all those years ago. it hurts. >> what's your relationship with robert wagner like? i know you've known him since you were 9, but i also understand there has been little contact since your sister died. what's your relationship with him like now? >> basically, i don't have one. i do not have a relationship with r.j. i wish i did, because as you said, i'd known him since i was 9 years old.
i've known him my entire life. natalie and r.j.'s friends were my friends, and their home was my home as well, and i wish we did, but -- >> what would you like to ask him if you could talk to him right now? >> i don't know. you see, that's where my ambivalence comes in. i don't really know. i'm so frightened of hearing things that i don't want to hear. i would like to be told that everything is exactly as they said. i know it isn't quite like that. i don't know. i would tell him that, you know, that i love him and that i know that natalie loved him dearly and that he loved her dearly, and it's going to be tough. it's going to be tough, but i think that all the truth should come out. >> right. >> i really do. >> lana wood. lana, i appreciate you are spending time with me this
morning. it's very nice of you. >> thank you. thank you. i'm honored. >> 18 minutes after the hour. once again here's ann. >> matt, thank you. an ugly incident on the campus of the university of california, davis, is drawing outrage nationwide. police officers caught on tape using pepper spray on a group of students during a nonviolent protest. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in davis, california, with the latest on this story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the fallout here continues. this morning we learned the campus police chief has been placed on administrative leave, that after the two officers involved in the incident were placed on leave this weekend. the video quickly went viral, uc davis police officers shown repeatedly pepper spraying a group of students seated on the ground, arms linked in a peaceful protest on friday. >> so painful your eyes are just in excruciating pain and it goes up your nose and you start kind of choking.
>> reporter: 11 students were treated for their injuries, and as the video spread, so did the outrage. >> the police came and brutalized them and tore their tents down and all that stuff, so it was really scary. it felt like there was anarchy everywhere. >> reporter: as students called for the resignation of uc chancellor linda katehi, the administrative anxious answered questions from the media saturday evening. >> i do understand the unfortunate and very bad really situation that was created for our students on friday. >> reporter: then stayed in her office for hours. but when she finally emerged, silence from the protesters. campus police initially defended their actions, claiming officers were unable to get around the students. but by sunday, the university placed two officers identified in the video on paid leave. >> i see pepper spray as a tool for officers to use, and like
any other tool that we carry and we utilize, you hope and pray that it's used correctly and within policy and that the aftereffects are not terrible. >> reporter: none of the officers directly involved in the incident have commented publicly. chancellor katehi has ordered a task force to investigate, with students still upset and demanding action. now, thousands are expected back out here today, meantime the chancellor expected to address the crowd. and the president of the entire uc system has said that he's appalled by the images he sees. he plans to meet with chancellors from all of the schools to make sure it doesn't happen again. ann? >> kristen dahlgren, thank you so much, this morning. just ahead, an exclusive look at charla nash's new face, following her groundbreaking transplant in the wake of a vicious chimpanzee attack.
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good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the former bart police officer who fatally shot unarmed passenger oscar grant in 2009 goes on trial again today, accused in another case of alleged police abuse. jury selection is set to begin today in the civil lawsuit against mehserle and four other transit police officers. the oakland resident bringing the lawsuit claims mehserle and other officers kicked, punched, and hog tied him three years ago. it happened week before he shot and killed officer grant on new year's day.
he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the case. he was released in june. he is expected to testify during this trial. time to check the forecast with christina loren. >> always easy to get up and running. tomorrow a little bit warm, today a mix of sun and clouds. warm, dry today. then the rain comes in wednesday to thursday. your temperatures will end up in the 60s for the most part. then it looks like wednesday night into thursday significant rainfall on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check your drive with mike inouye. >> let's tough down the freeway. the westbound direction, that's your commute direction. we have very slow speeds. that's a distraction presented by a big rig stuck in the eastbound direction away tr the bridge. so there's slowing away from berkeley and in towards richmond as well.
now westbound also had a disabled vehicle over at s san pablo that has cleared from the roadway. that's enough to cause a stall past highway 4 down into the big backup that's still going on because of the disabled vehicle i told you about over at central avenu avenue. >> and for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on facebook. i'll have another update in half an hour.
snets ♪ 7:30 here on this monday morning, the 21st day of 2011. we have an impressive crowd gathered in rockefeller plaza. we'll treat them to a live concert from country star rascal flatts in our 8:00 hour because life is a highway. a lot of people have been here since 6:00 last night. it was raining. it was cold. this is dedication. >> every year, this is the week we get the biggest crowds out on the plaza. it's going to build by the time wednesday rolls around, justin bieber is out there the day before thanksgiving parade. >> inside studio 1a i'm ann
curry along with matt lauer. also we have meredith vieira. >> meredith vieira looking rested and wonderful. no, i mean it, she's got an exclusive interview, she spoke with charla nash, the victim of the brutal chimp attack. charla shows us what she looks like now after her extraordinary transplant surgery. we'll check in with meredith in a couple of minutes. >> also coming up, when it comes to fees and return policies is your favorite retailer naughty or nice? coming up the new list from "consumer reports" you need to remember as your holiday shopping gets into full swing this fall. if you don't want to spend your entire thanksgiving day in the kitchen, giada de laurentiis has three great recipes you can make today and may even get better by the time thanksgiving day rolls around. we begin this half hour with a frantic search for a florida mother of three who vanished last thursday the same day she
appeared on a taped episode of "the people's court" with her ex-fiance. lily is in orlando with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning to you ann. it's not every day somebody goes missing right after an angry episode on a tv show. that's the case with this missing mom has many wondering did her disappearance have anything to do with what was said on "the people's court"? >> i felt somebody grab me and yank me around. he said that he wanted his ring. >> reporter: michelle parker in a heated legal dispute with her ex-fiance over an engagement ring. just hours after this taped episode of "the people's court" aired on thursday the mother of three disappeared. >> she has twins. she has an 11 years old little boy. they adore her. we need her home. >> we're still looking for you and we won't give up. >> reporter: parker's family last saw her thursday around 2:00 p.m. a couple of hours later she dropped off her 3-year-old twins
with their father, dale smith. soon after, her brother received a one-word text message from michelle's cell phone saying "waterford," a neighborhood in orlando. >> she uses icons in orlando, smiley faces, hearts, she does not give one-word answers. >> reporter: when she didn't show up to her 7:30 bartending shift her family knew something was off. friday morning police found her suv but no sign of her or her cell phone. >> that's not her side of town. >> reporter: that area is where family, friends and volunteers are now frantically searching. >> this is michelle parker, she went missing a few days ago. >> reporter: police say he is not a suspect. >> every relationship, none of them are perfect. right now dale is fully cooperating. >> reporter: parker's family says the timing of her disappearance could be a terrible twist of fate. throughout the weekend we tried
to reach dale smith and his family for comment but received no response. according to parker's family the couple's 3-year-old twins are now smith and his parents. >> lily luciano, it's a mystery. thank you so much this morning. let's get another check of the weather from al. >> ann thank you so much. cloudy skies but the rain is ending. big crowd here for rascal flatts. for the week ahead, above normal temperatures much of the country, snow out west, rain working its way into the east and mid-atlantic states. midweek period, rain along the eastern seaboard, snow showers back from the pacific northwest, cooler than normal along the west coast and as we get to the latter part of the week above normal, warm, rain ends, we've got showers in the mississippi river valley, rain and snow in the pacific northwest on into the cascades, sierra and inner mountain regions. things finally dry out through
good monday morning to you. we are clearing out nicely. should be gone in about ten. sunshine through today. you'll get to 57 in san francisco. 60, though, for san jose. 61 in gilroy. your seven-day outlook shows you we do have rain on the way. looks like late wednesday into thursday. showers clearing early thursday. then by friday, black friday, staying cool, but we lose the rain chances. hope you have a fantastic monday. and >> and that's your latest weather. matt. now to a "today" exclusive and the reason meredith is back with us this morning. she recently caught one chimpanzee attack victim charla nash who underwent a ground breaking face transplant earlier this year. meredith, good to have you back and i can't wait to see the story. >> it is great to be back especially with good news about carla. i've had the opportunity to get to know her over the past few years and to really witness
firsthand her story of survival and tremendous strength and has a new face, a testament to modern medicine and her fierce determination to overcome the incredible challenges in her life. charla nash's story might be unbelievable, if it wasn't all true. her life was forever changed in a day, february 16th, 2009. >> he's killing my friend! >> who is killing my friend? >> my chimpanzee! >> reporter: charla was barely alive. the chimpanzee had taken off her nose, mouth and hands and left her permanently blind. nearly three years later, following countless medical procedures charla's great hope would come through. surgeons at brigham and women's hospital in boston performed the country's first ever double hand and face transplants. wow. you really look fantastic, charla. >> thank you. >> i'm just, i apologize, i'm looking at your face and i am in awe. how are you feeling? >> i'm doing good, because i had
a lot of setbacks. after i had the face and head transplant, i had pneumonia. i was so sick, i thought i was dying. >> reporter: just days after the surgery, doctors rushed charla back into the o.r. to save her life. when you woke up and they said to you, the good news is, face transplant is looking great. the bad news is, because of an infection, we lost circulation, the kinds of circulation we need for your hands and we had to remove them after having had a successful transplant, what was your reaction to that? >> well, i felt disappointed that i had hands and they had to remove them. >> reporter: doctors say in as little time as a year, charla could be approved for another hand transplant surgery. she can now eat solid foods, has regained her sense of smell. though she remains blind she's
been fitted with prosthetic eyes. do you have any sense even in your mind's eye of what you look like now? >> no. >> none? >> i had people tell me i'm beautiful, and nobody ever told me i was beautiful before. >> well you do look beautiful. you look great. >> thank you. >> can you touch your face with your thumb, do you ever do that just to feel -- >> yes, i can touch it. i can't really feel anything. i know i'm touching my skin and my teeth. i can't feel the middle of my face like the top lip and my nose. i lost all the nerves there, so it's going to be a long time before everything, you know, can work. >> and now you're able to eat solid food for a change. what do you get to eat that you couldn't before? >> i had potato skins with
cheese and sour cream and i had french fries with parmesan cheese. >> you like your junk food, don't you? >> yes. we went to ihop. i two eggs overeasy, bacon, hash brown potatoes and toast. >> charla's doctors said the healing will continue for the next year. her face won't resemble the donor. instead it will conform to her own bone structure. >> what we have seen is the face almost blends in and becomes the patient's own to the point that i think the regular person passing by will not even be able to tell. >> reporter: cha la's daughter, briana, by her mom's side through it all, says she's still the same mom. what do you see when you look at your mom? >> i'm still waiting for some of the underlying bone structure to still take some shape on her cheeks but it's my mom. >> reporter: on the day we met up with charla, we took a special trip to the boston symphony orchestra. so first time at the symphony,
what did you think in. >> nice. >> nice. >> reporter: later on a reminder of how her story touched others. >> if you only knew how many people read about you and talked about you and prayed to you. >> i read all of the prayers. thank you. >> reporter: now charla is speaking out hoping to make a difference encouraging legislation prohibiting wild animals as pets. >> i lived in connecticut and there were restrictions against these animals. >> have you gotten peace? >> i can go slower and think about helping with, you know,
the future of these animals and people's safety. >> the person who gave this gift to you, no longer here, obviously, what would you say to that woman's family? >> words can't even say enough. it's really given me a life back. i mean, it is such a wonderful thing. i cannot thank them enough. >> charla's doctors said in giving her the face transplant they were hoping to give her back her humanity and she tells this story about the first time she went out and didn't have to wear a veil and a little girl came up to her and said "hello" and she realized at that moment she wasn't scaring people anymore. >> i'm not sure she lost of her humanity. >> people attach that to a face. she didn't. >> the hands, i didn't realize they had to remove the hands so is there any timetable? you mentioned that she could be in line for that? >> it was a successful transplant and that's what people have to remember. she developed an infection afterwards, pneumonia which
caused the circulation problem. when she regains her strength she could get a transplant. she'll be given a seeing eye dog. she's an incredible woman. >> it's wonderful to see her doing so well. pleasure. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we'll have more on charla's remarkable journey and head to today.com to find out about that, and meredith will stick around. you're stuck here. up next, "consumer reports" naughty or nice list. [ woman ] thursday! finally!
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this morning on today's "consumer" the naughty and nice holiday list is out. "consumer reports" is out with a review of national retailers to make your holiday shopping decisions easier to save you money along the way. todd marks is a senior editor at "consumer reports." todd good morning and welcome. >> good morning, ann. how are you? >> i'm doing great. >> why would you be willing to come out with a naughty and nice list before the holidays, given the predictable backlash? >> what better time? we came out with this list, the first one was last year because it's a time of the year where consumers are their most vulnerable. they're purchasing things and acting even willy-nilly. here we want to make them aware people have choices. company policies differ all over the board. if they spend a little more time looking at those policies, they can be smarter shoppers. >> looking out for the consumers you've come out with a list of ten nice companies and costco is one of them, why? >> it's not just the company. it's just an aspect of their policy we liked.
costco renowned for their very generous return policy and free tech support for their many products. what a lot of people don't realize they'll double the manufacturer's warranty up to two years on tvs and computers. >> you also like the outdoor adventure chain rei, amazon.com, cablevision, bi-lo supermarkets, live nation, american expression, orvis, crutchfield and microsoft. they are going to be happy, everyone on this list. not so happy are the nine companies on your naughty list. one of them is radio shack. why? >> there was an interesting situation with radioshack. we found out that some of their online prices differ from instore prices. we found when a shopper, reader of ours actually tried to buy an audio video cable, hdmi cable it cost twice as much in the store as online. when asked for an explanation, they said nothing we can do about it, read the fine print. we don't like two-tier pricing like that. >> we reached out to radioshack. they told us "for 99% of our products we have the same price
in store and online. from time to time we run pricing merchandising tests online to gauge consumer behavior. we do price match on our online pricing if a consumer asks for it in our stores." one of the biggest companies on your naughty list is verizon wireless. that's a major company to take on. why? >> and again, verizon has done very well in our surveys but this aspect of what we wanted to talk about was the alert system when people are about to exceed their monthly allotment of minutes of data and texting. what happened was they were allowed voice before the fcc in hearings saying there's no need for a mandatory alert system but we found verizon in a couple of instances only contacted people after they had exceeded their monthly allotment and what had happened, then they tried to use that opportunity to upsell people to a more expensive plan, but in october, the great news is that there was a deal struck with the industry to make, to alert people in the event of bill shock, and so that will start being implemented but it won't be fully implemented until 2013.
>> verizon of course responded saying "consumer reports gets coal in its stocking this year for failing to recognize that, one, verizon wireless leads the wireless industry with a variety of consumer-friendly tools and options that help our customers monitor and manage their accounts, and two, verizon wireless, in fact, helped lead the charge to create the new industry standards for customer usage alerts, most of which we currently meet or exceed." so i think you're going to start a lot of arguments with this list. we'll let people know, we've run out of time but the rest of this list, the naughty and the nice list is, they're linked on our website at today.com. todd marks thank you for looking out for the consumer. >> thank you for the healthy chitchat. >> there you go. still ahead thanksgiving with giada de laurentiis but first these messages. hi, giada. de laurentiis but first these messages. hi, giada. [ male announcer ] what if you have potatoes?
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later this afternoon. 56 in redwood city. 56 degrees in santa cruz. tomorrow we bumped your numbers up just a touch. 63 degrees for tuesday. by wednesday it looks like the bulk of the moisture arrives in the north baby 4:00 p.m., spreading to the south as we head through wednesday night. thanksgiving day, though, we should see the showers clear early. let's check your drive with mike. christina, still a very tough drive for the east shore freeway. the westbound direction we have a travel time of 48 minutes off the bridge to the bay bridge toll plaza. this is because of an accident which has now cleared over the last 20 minutes over at eastbound direction at central avenue. it was a distraction for both directions and just as folks were merging off the richmond bridge. still very slow. slow all the way from the bridge down to the bay bridge toll plaza. live look at sunol shows you what things are like. a little slowing at the express lane. a smooth drive into san jose
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♪ 8:00 now on a monday morning. it's the 21st day of november, 2011. it's the start of a huge week of music for us here on "today." we're kicking things off with a big crowd, great music from country star rascal flatts, coming up in our 8:30 half hour and then tomorrow, it's multiple grammy winner carol king on our plaza and wednesday, baton down the hatches, the day before thanksgiving, justin bieber will take over the plaza for a concert in our 8:30 half hour as well. if you're in town for the parade or anything else, get here.
i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. coming up, taking a little of the stress out of thanksgiving. >> that's right. giada de laurentiis will show us how to make some dishes today that you can then put away and trot out on thanksgiving morning, and your guests will be thrilled and delighted. >> all right and also coming up, we have none other than betty white in our studio. that's right. she's going to be talking about her new book and guess what? it reveals her true passion. and coming up we'll hear from michelle williams, the great actress also out with a movie, think about how bold to take on the role of marilyn monroe, and the reviews are amazing. we'll hear from her about that. >> we have a lot to get to, including the headlines of the morning. natalie is back at the news desk after being on assignment. good morning again. >> good morning, matt, ann and al. good morning, everyone. officials say an al qaeda
sympathizer arrested in a bomb plot was not part of a conspiracy. 27-year-old jose pimentel, of manhattan held without bail last night. police were watching him for two years and the police moved in saturday because he was close to completing two pipe bombs. a special committee of the penn state board of trustees discussing findings with the media today. it was investigating what school officials knew about child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coach jerry sandusky and when they knew it. sandusky's first alleged victim has reportedly dropped out of his senior year of high school because of bullying about the incident. even though penn state scored its first victory without coach joe paterno saturday, sales of penn state paraphernalia are down 40% compared to the same period last year. top forecasters predict the u.s. economy will avoid a
recession next year. however, the national association of business and economics says growth will be too weak to make a significant dent in the jobless rate. courtney reagan is here, good morning. >> good morning. in addition to weak economic forecasts, investor attention will likely be divided today between the u.s. and europe. as politicians on both sides of the atlantic struggle with debt and deficit issues, hanging over the markets like a threatening pendulum. meantime, prices at the pump dropped five cents a gallon over the last two weeks to a national average of $3.38 as a result of a weak economy and fewer daylight driving hours. natalie, back to you. >> great news for all of us on the roads this thanksgiving holiday. thanks, courtney. here is brian williams with a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." >> tonight on "nightly news" we know them as man's best friend and now a soldier's best friend in a time of war, these dogs comforted and supported our soldiers in afghanistan, coming home to be reunited with the
same men and women they knew while on duty. that story tonight on "nightly news." natalie, for now back to you. >> thank you, brian. now for a look at "what's trending today" a roundup of what has you talking online, fans are googling stars liround what has you talking online, fans are googling stars like justin bieber and nicky menage who pushed the boundary of fashion at last night's american music awards. the best undressed would go to david hasselhoff, whose breakaway suit revealed a happy pair of boxer shorts. nice. the sunday games making envelope teams popular searches as well and fans viewed this young viking supporter more than 1 million times after she took a loss to green bay earlier this month very hard. oh. >> you want the packers to win? >> no! >> you don't? >> no. i want the vikings to win.
>> oh. she's probably still crying because her team's rally against the raiders sunday unfortunately fizzled out. and googling for green bean casseroles anddicious but nothing going to coach this reluctant turkey into the roasting pan. moms say don't play with your food. we go back outside to al with a check of your weather. >> i may be going down but i'm taking somebody with me. i like it. we've got a young lady it's your 10th birthday, you're double digits now. what is your name? >> isabela ray. >> where are you from? >> ft. worth, texas. >> awfully nice to see you. our pick city of the day, columbus, ohio, morning showers, 52 degrees and we've got rain coming into the east coast, that will be moving out pretty quickly. heavy showers and thunderstorms down through the lower mississippi valley.
that's what's going on in the country. good monday morning to you. live look at san francisco. we have a pretty good deck of clouds overhead. they are clearing out nicely. throughout the afternoon, we'll hit about 57 in the city, 58 in oakland and 56 in san jose. rain on the way, just in time for your holiday travels. the good news is that we'll see that rain into the first part of thanksgiving and then the second half of the day is looking dry. have a fantastic monday. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, giada de laurentiis will make thanksgiving dishes. and also rascal flatts after these messages. ♪ you didn't have to love me ♪ like you did, but you did, yes you did ♪ wow.
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this morning, "cooking with giada de laurentiis." the last time we saw giada we were on inner tubes in barbados for "where in the world" when things took an unexpected turn. >> someone was not very nice. look at that! >> i can't believe that! and then you got on the inner tube and we were supposed to go off into the sunset. >> yes, except you decided not to go. >> we don't need to go back over this. anyway, giada is back -- >> i have bruises from that. >> let's talk about this. these are great recipes, you can make them a couple of days before thanksgiving and in some cases they get better. >> all of these get better the longer they sit. >> food for vegetarians. >> butternut squash lasagna. i cook it in water, salt and pepper for 20 minutes. put the lid on until it gets tender. you don't want to roast it
because you want it to be smooth. >> when you roast it you get the dark spots. >> it changes the flavor. you put it in the food processor and add three amerete cookies. have you ever had these in. >> i have. are these for texture and taste in. >> a little bit of texture and taste. they're slightly sweet, made of sugar, egg whites and almond. most italian gourmet stores have them. if you can't find them a little bit of cinnamon and nuts and puree the whole thing together like this until it's nice and smooth. >> okay, fine. tell me about the sauce here. >> traditional italian cream sauce, butter, flour and milk. it's all about the stirring. it thickens like this. >> starts to stick to the whisk. >> correct. someone's done this before. >> you put that in another blender. >> a bunch of basil and you can add the nutmeg.
>> you make it ahead of time, make this today, pop this in the freezer or the fridge? >> no, bake it off and leave it in the fridge and reheat it. there we go. basil nil it. you're making a basil cream sauce. >> now it's layering time. >> and then you dump it back in here, you got to dump it back in here, and then you start layering. >> you're using no cook lasagna noodles? >> no boil lasagna noodles. >> 375 and that's what it looks like. 40 minutes, cover it with tin foil so traps the humidity and moisture, take the tin foil off for another 15, add more cheese and that's what it looks like. >> next a roasted root vegetable salad.
>> pearled onions, carrots and par snip. put it in the oven 400 degrees for 20 minutes and flip them over another 20 minutes and this is what you get. what i do is i make, i prep everything but you don't assemble it until right before you eat it. arugula, sliced pears, walnuts and apple cider vinaigrette. >> couldn't be easier. >> when you're ready to eat, take everything together, it looks colorful and beautiful. >> describe this. red pepper cheesecake, appetizer. >> savory appetizer. put apricot jam. >> giada, thank you so much. happy thanksgiving. >> you got it. coming up, betty white opens up about her wild side, right after this. ♪ wild thing, you make my heart ng make my heart sing ♪ ♪ by barnes & noble
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and noble. ♪ wild thing >> so betty white's real passion is animals. her advocacy work spans three decades and she can often be seen visiting with her friends at the los angeles zoo and she's opening up about her work in the new book "betty and friends: my life at the zoo." betty, good morning. >> good morning. >> when i first saw the title i thought the zoo being hollywood because that can be a zoo. >> it can be but my zoo is much more pleasant. >> you've been doing this for decades, you've been carrying on behind the scenes really with this deep passion for animals. >> that started in the womb. my mother and dad were the same way about animals, but i've been working, well i've been working with the los angeles zoo for 50 years, so it's a joy. >> and one particular animal, i should back up, you have not only gotten to the zoo early, you've hung out with the
zookeepers. you've actually helped them with their work, and some of the animals seem to really know who you are, and one of them in particular is bruno the orangutan. >> well, bruno is my friend. he's this 380-pound orange ape, long hair. >> and a tongue. >> yes. bruno and i have a wonderful relationship. but i've been married. i don't want to marry him. >> but apparently he's got a crush on you. >> we've got a crush on each other. >> isn't that something? you also have an animal, another animal named lina the gorilla. and you say some of the animals like lina have helped shape your life. >> oh, they all have. they really have. it's a passion, always has been. i find them fascinating. there isn't an animal that i don't find fascinating except possibly the two-legged ones.
they can be interesting. lina is now at the albuquerque zoo, but she grew up, i held lina when she was, you know, a baby baby. that's lina, and then she moved to albuquerque, but l.a., she would go out there and blow you kisses. so when i went to the albuquerque zoo, here is this beautiful gorilla blowing kisses so i said to the keeper, oh, our lina used to do that, too. she said "this is lina." so it was a big homecoming. >> big excitement and you've hung out with elephants and all kinds of animals and you really say that zoos do something very important not just allow people to play with animals but help preserve some endangered species. so many animals are in jeopardy specifically the tigers. that's one reason. >> tigers are at the head of the list, but so many species are now endangered.
we've used up all their habitat. we've not appreciated them. so we're finally waking up to the fact of what a treasure they are, and once they're gone, they're gone forever. you can't bring them back. so that's why my book is, as i said, worked with the l.a. zoo for 50 years and our photographer has these magnificent pictures. he's given me a copy of them all through those years, so i thought well why not. the fun of it is i've been there so long, some of these individual animals are old friends. >> that's nice. >> so it was a joyful experience. >> it's really a beautiful book, and a lot of fun to read. betty white, thank you so much this morning. >> thank you so much. it's a joy. >> and the book is called "betty and friends." now we'll look at another actress taking on a challenging role, michelle williams portrays the legendary marilyn monroe in the film "my week with marilyn." let's take a look.
♪ we're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave ♪ ♪ the way that i move that, the moment approves that ♪ ♪ i certainly can >> there you go, michelle williams, good morning. welcome to the "today" show. >> good morning, thanks. it's my first time. >> it's nice to have you here and i'm wondering, what gave you the courage really to play marilyn monroe? >> oh, gosh, i suppose in the beginning i just tried to ignore the risk because i knew if i really contemplated it, it might stand in my way, so it was something i just chose to put as far out of my mind as possible. >> and so in response to that now, it looks like you've hit it out of the ballpark. i mean "variety" calls your portrayal a tour de force turn. you're laughing. >> it's just a relief, i'm having an out of body
experience, i can't believe i'm having this moment in connection with the experience of making the film. >> it's almost emotional for you, i can see, to have this kind of response. >> it is. you know, it was, it was the hardest thing i've ever done, maybe the hardest thing i ever will do although i don't really know what's to come, and there were so many days that i just didn't know, and so i'm relieved. >> what did you come to understand about marilyn monroe that helped you, you think in your portrayal of her? >> my gosh so many things. i wasn't familiar with her film work going into it. i had only like so many people come to know her through her image so i didn't come to it with any sort of preconceptions or ideas about how i was going to play her and so i let everything kind of wash over me and the biggest thing that hit me was that marilyn monroe was a character that she played but she played it so beautiful and well that you could barely tell.
>> because she was at once a child and a sophisticated woman and sex symbol, almost a lost person. you knitted these disparate parts of her personality together. in all your research and your effort to sort of embody that spirit in her, did you glean anything about why it is that we're still so fascinated by this woman? >> yeah, i think exactly, some of it is, it remains mysterious which is why we're still so fascinated by her and i think it's the contradiction, all of the things you just said, her innocence, her sensuality, her knowingness, her wit. she contained multitudes and that's what makes her such an enduring icon is that she still is difficult to really pin down. so many people have tried, she's been written about by some of the greatest minds and still people are intrigued. >> well, you are an intriguing actress. >> thank you.
>> you've done so much great work. >> thank you. >> you're young and beautiful, there's so much yet ahead. congratulations on your portrayal of marilyn monroe. >> thanks so much. >> the movie is called "my week with marilyn" opens in select cities on wednesday and we're back after these messages. good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the man who smashed a sketch from the san francisco art gallery will learn his fate today. mark lugo will be sentenced later this morning. he plead guilty to stealing the sketch on october 27th. lugo is expected to spend 16 months in jail and then be extradited to new york to face separate theft charges there. the weinstein gallery has that sketch back. they will hold a ceremony to
rehang the sketch by picasso. lugo stole that sketch in july. enjoy the drawing i made for you. actually, it's an animation. this is the vacation week, we should see a lighter traffic volume, especially building toward thursday, thanksgiving. clearing at 237. slow southbound 101 in towards menlo park and across the bay. oakland, build starting to happen the the toll -- or the coliseum heading up to the toll plaza. back to you, laura. >> thank you very much, mike. thank you for joining us this morning. check out nbc bay area on facebook for the latest updates.
concert. starting from 6:00 p.m. last night, they have not showered but they're very excited, it's one of three big concerts coming up this week. >> coincidence, because al hasn't showered either, and he is holding out until more music comes our way this week, tomorrow we've got carol king on the plaza, that should be a fantastic show and the clock is ticking already to wednesday's big concert with justin bieber now, just 48 hours away. >> that's right. >> they'll probably just continue to hang out on the plaza. also, thanks in giving week, we have a touching story of identical twin girls who battled against a rare disorder. jenna bush hager and marlo thomas tell us how st. jude children's research hospital helped that family out. >> why you may not have to battle the black friday crowds for the holiday gifts. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's show you what's
happening as far as our extended look into the weekend. we've got rain in the pacific northwest, windy conditions, slight risk of strong storms today, texas into oklahoma, rain into the mid-atlantic states. for tomorrow, you're going to be looking at a risk of strong orms, lower mississippi river valley, ohio river valley, heavy rain in the pacific northwest and wednesday before thanksgiving, rain here in the east, may see some thunderstorms, showers hanging around the pacific northwest, sunny and mild from the central plains of texas on into the southwest. that's wha good monday morning to you. taking a live look at the golden gate bridge, where the clouds are actually clearing quickly. by about 10:30 this morning, we'll have mostly sunny sky right over the city of san francisco and a high today of 57 degrees. you'll hit 60 degrees in san jose, 61 in los gatos. oakland, 59 degrees. rain on the way, and a lot of it, starting late wednesday and a good part of your thanksgiving. hope you have a great monday.
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lives. the family will never take the twin moments for granted. when emily million first learned she was pregnant with identical twins she was a typical proud mom to be. >> it was exciting. >> reporter: yet shortly after addison and madison were born that excitement turned to fear. looking at the 23-month-old sisters now, it's difficult to believe that they've spent over one-third of their lives in isolation, even separated from each other. at one point, doctors said their chances of surviving to see their first birthday were slim. when they were first born they seemed perfectly healthy, had symptoms of a cold. >> they had snivels but it turned into pneumonia. >> addison was rushed to the hospital. as she lay in the icu with their health declining doctors were perplexed by what was ailing her. >> for days they could not tell
me what was wrong. >> they was putting her on a life support ventilator and that's when i really got scared. >> reporter: after days of testing, local doctors diagnosed addison with severe combined immune deficiency or scid. you may remember this disease from the 1976 tv movie "the boy in the plastic double. ". >> when are you going to get out of this thing? >> i don't know. >> reporter: like a scene addison had to be isolated and begin treatment immediately. madison was also diagnosed with the disease. their doctors recommended st. jude children's research hospital. we all think of st. jude as a cancer hospital. >> they explained st. jude treats other catastrophic diseases besides cancer and the main thing that we were coming for was the bone marrow transplant unit and they can cure our girls. >> reporter: so tell me a little bit about scid is? >> severe combined immune
deficiency, you really have virtually no immune system. >> reporter: at st. jude the girls were separated, if an infection passed from one to another, both of their lives would be in danger. was it hard for them to tell them apart? >> i've signed them in one time and almost got the wrong bracelet. >> reporter: oh, no. because of their similar names and likeness, extra precautions were taken to avoid medical mistakes. the girls were placed in rooms at opposite ends of the hospital floor with different nursing stations and staff. she never saw you without a mask on. >> right. >> reporter: that was that like? >> it was horrible. they thought everybody that came through the door should have a mask on or they weren't normal. we'd have to have the gloves. we couldn't feel their skin or their hair. >> reporter: after searching through 6 million possible bone marrow donors, the twins' parents were found to be the best match. emily was chosen to save their lives. >> it didn't matter if they needed heart transplant. that's what you're willing to do
for your children. >> reporter: about a year ago the now healthy twins were reunited. tell me about the day you were able to take the mask and the gloves off. >> it's like when you have your newborn baby you're so proud. >> reporter: with their twin girls home the million family measures their wealth based on happiness and truly feel like millionaires. >> knowing that our family could get together and hold onto each other, so many families fall apart when they're going through storms. it just made us stronger. >> and the twins just turned 2. their parents say they're grateful their girls can play outside and be healthy, and what's really interesting, guys, is that emily is now pregnant again. >> wow. >> which poses some risk. >> are they nervous about that? >> she's not. she's grateful she has her healthy girls at home. >> congratulations. we're joined by marlo thomas, national outreach director for
st. jude children's research hospital. nice to see you. >> thank you, thank you. >> it was funny i was looking at a clip from "the boy in the bubble," we've come a long way. >> these children are cured. these children can now play in the mud, play with any other child and because st. jude really innovated the identical transplant, half a match, they went through 6 million names in the registry and the mom gave her cells, 10 million cells to each child and she said i'd give my heart to st. jude. >> each year we love this series, i mentioned to jenna a second ago, "thanks in giving" can you explain what the concept is? >> the "today" show certainly tried to be sure that they do, but all over america you can visit stores, cvs, kmart, dick's sporting goods and make a donation because we ask you to really think about while you're out there buying stuff for all your families, leave a little something for children who are fighting for their lives. that's why we say give thanks
for the healthy kids in your life. there's our logo, the green magnifying glass you see everywhere. >> you do amazing work and something else to celebrate, jenna, this one's birthday. >> happy birthday. >> thank you very much. thank you. >> many happy returns. >> thank you so much. >> see you during the week. marlo is back tomorrow with another story of "thanks in giving." up next, rascal flatts but first this is nbc. ♪
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>> new york city, how y'all feeling this morning? ♪ ♪ well life's like a road that you travel on ♪ ♪ there's one day here and the next day gone ♪ ♪ sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand, sometimes you turn your back to the wind ♪ ♪ there's a world outside every darkened door ♪ ♪ where blues won't haunt you anymore ♪ ♪ for the brave are free and the lovers soar ♪ ♪ come ride with me to the distant shore ♪ ♪ we won't hesitate to break down the guarding gate ♪ ♪ there's not much left to today ♪ so let's sing it new york city! ♪ life is a highway, i'm gonna ride it all night long ♪ let me hear you! ♪ if you're going my way, i i'm
gonna drive it -- ♪ ♪ through all these cities and all these towns ♪ ♪ it's into my blood and it's all around ♪ ♪ i loved you now like i loved you then, this is the road and these are the hands ♪ ♪ from mozambique to those memphis nights ♪ ♪ the khyber pass to vancouver's lights ♪ ♪ they knock me down and back up again ♪ ♪ you're in my blood, i'm not a lonely man ♪ there's no load i can't hold ♪ ♪ the road's so rough this i know i'll be there when the light comes in ♪ ♪ just tell 'em we're survivors ♪ life is a highway, i'm gonna ride it all night long ♪ ♪ if you're going my way, i'm gonna drive it all night long ♪ ♪ there was a distance between
you and i ♪ ♪ between you and i ♪ a misunderstanding once but now we look it in the eye ♪ ♪ ooh, yeah ♪ ♪ there ain't no load that i can't hold ♪ ♪ the road's so tough, this i know ♪ ♪ i'll be there when the light comes in urs just tell 'em we're survivors ♪ everybody sing, yeah ♪ ♪ life is a highway, i'm gonna ride it all night long ♪ ♪ gimme, dpim me, yeah ♪ you're going my way, i'm gonna
drive it all night long ♪ ♪ let's do it again, yeah, i said ♪ life is a highway, i'm gonna ride it all night long ♪ ♪ gimme, gimme, do, do, yeah ♪ if you're going my way, i'm gonna drive it all night long ♪ yes we are! thank you! >> rascal flatts. coming up next, natasha bedingfield joins our guys on the concert stage. first this is "today" on nbc.
♪ you get your house back, your dog back ♪ there is no slowing down rascal flatts, up for a slew of awards coming up at the american country music awards, including artist of the year, group single of the year and tourist artist of the year and their newest album "nothing like this" debuted number one on the country charts. guys welcome back. >> good to be back. >> 11 years together, 13 number one singles, 20 million albums together. are you sick of each other yes? >> yes.
of course. >> i don't even like these guys a anymore. >> who is this guy? >> you're supposed to say it's a family, getting better and better. >> it's actually -- >> i was talking, gary, i'm sorry. >> our big machine label records we switched, became partners over there and changed, we've got a new management so it's a new season in rascal flatts career and everything is going fantastic. >> you guys spent a lot of time on the road, you basically just wrapped up one tour and i was reading in the notes you're going back out after the holidays for two months and it's like booked solid. does that lifestyle ever get a little overwhelming? >> no, really we love it. we love being on the road and love being home so it's a good balance of being with the family and good balance of being with our fan-ly we call it on the road. we have a great life and are blessed. >> you get to spend time at home for thanksgiving? >> we do, a little bit of time finishing off an album, we're real excited about the future and where we're headed as an
act. ten years together, still trying to keep ourselves energized and we're committed to each other. >> you renewed your vows? >> we did, yes. >> we reconnected. >> went to the church. beautifuler is ceremony. >> we'll bring in natasha bedingfield and you do a song together, it wasn't intended to be a duet. how did that happen? >> we heard the song, thought it would be a great duet, talk to the writers and talked to mike mobley and katrina they wrote it, guy verse, female verse. we called natasha, we're great fans of her. >> we're talking to natasha about taking gary's sxot, it worked out so well. >> more time off. >> maybe we could work -- >> it's a strange, odd world. you never know what's going to happen. we have a lovely young lady standing offstage. ladies and gentlemen, rascal flatts, featuring natasha bedingfield.
♪ ♪ we broke up, yeah it's tough, most guys would have been crushed ♪ ♪ wastin their time, wondering where they went wrong ♪ ♪ but no way, not me, hey i'm doin' just fine ♪ ♪ i'm not afraid of moving on ♪ it's easy, goin' out on friday nights ♪ ♪ easy, every time i see her out and i can smile, live it up ♪ ♪ the way a single guy does ♪ but what she, what she don't know ♪ ♪ is how hard it is to make it
look so easy ♪ ladies and gentlemen, natasha bedingfield. ♪ the truth is, i miss lyin' in those arms of his ♪ ♪ but i don't ever let it show ♪ i laugh and i act like i'm having the time of my life ♪ ♪ as far as he knows it's ♪ easy, goin' out on a friday night ♪ ♪ easy, every time i see him out ♪ ♪ i can smile, live it up the way a single girl does ♪ ♪ but what he, what he don't
kn know, is how hard it is to make it look so easy ♪ ♪ oh, it's easy ♪ oh, it's easy, goin' out on a friday night ♪ ♪ oh, it's easy, every time i see him out ♪ ♪ i can smile ♪ live it up ♪ forget about the way it was ♪ but what she ♪ oh, what he don't know ♪ no, no, what she don't know ♪ is how hard it is to make it look so easy ♪ ♪ oh, whoa
protest. an incident-free removal by police was held previously. we're done with the rain for now, at least a couple of days t moves back in late wednesday into thursday. abundant sunshine today. 57 in san francisco and 56 in san jose. wednesday into thursday, rain on the way. 59 by friday. if you want to do shopping, we'll dry out just in time for that. have a great day.
recent stand for public pension reform. mike says end all public pensions now completely. let them live like the ones paying for their pensions. most viewers want to change the system, however, not end it. andrewsiaing r the retirement age to 67 is absolutely imperative. jack, only half of california's government workers pay into social security. make it 100%. mike, there should be a pension cap and no, they should not be allowed sick day pay. mike retorts, they shldeou able to bank their sick leave and vacations. they should not be able to double dip. frank says my biggest problem
with pensions is the word guaranteed, saying they should be adjusted annual. and mark says pension reform should go after the fat cats, not the lowly workers. join the debate at nbc ed to editorials.com. ♪ ♪ why wait we're back now more of "today" on this monday morning. it's the 21st day of november, 2011. great music from rascal flatts, and british superstar natasha bedingfield. we're back here on the plaza.
guys, that was fantastic. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> it's a little chilly, we're all bundled up. just to recap what we were talking about in the last half hour, they picked up the phone, they called you because they wanted to sing this song. clearly your caller i.d. wasn't working because you picked up. what was the experience like for you? >> it was amazing. as soon as they played me the song i fell in love with it, the whole message behind the song. i love them as well, i'm a big fan. >> we saw you off camera bebopping. behind-the-scenes. you seem to really enjoy it. >> i love it. the band, it's like real music, real songs. i really respect especially getting to know the rascal flatts. i really respect them. >> it sounds great to have you guys together. by the way something else, it's your birthday this week. isn't it? >> yes, it is. >> happy birthday! >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you guys for getting up early, braving the chilly temperatures. rascal flatts and natasha
bedingfield, ladies and gentlemen. we've also more to get to in the half hour. i'm going to talk about how to take care of your skin, one thing you want to do is not drink alcohol. you guys knew that. also the pushing, the shoving, the crowds. enough about going out with matt. the crowds out there, at the shopping malls a lot of folks want to get the black friday deals. we'll show you how to avoid the crowds. >> savannah? also ahead, they say dream big. one marine really did that, invited actress mila kunis to the marine corps ball. it happened friday night. the sergeant is here to dish. i think mila is the lucky one. >> there you go. >> just stand there in the microphone and say hello, new york. >> hello, new york! >> natalie morales has a check of the headlines. >> good morning to you once again. a new york city man is being
held without bail this morning accused of plotting to bomb police cars, post offices and u.s. troops. officials describe jose pimentel as a lone wolf and al qaeda sympathizer. they say he was ready to carry out his plan and putting bombs together. new york city police had him under surveillance for at least a year. no deal for the super committee that has worked for two months now trying to cut the deficit. today negotiators are expected to announce they have failed to reach an agreement. without a deal more than $1 trillion in cuts will be triggered automatically. the sister of natalie wood is speaking out this morning, following the announcement that officials are reopening their investigation into the death of the actress 30 years ago. natalie wood drowned after reportedly arguing with her husband, robert wagner on the boat "the splendour." friday the boat's captain says he believes wagner is responsible for her death and this morning, matt asked lana wood if she believes the captain. >> unfortunately, yes, i do.
i've never known him to lie. he certainly never has to me. >> the l.a. county sheriff's department has said that wagner is not a suspect, adding that for now, the cause of death remains accidental drowning. today the chancellor of the university of california at davis plans to address students following friday's pepper spraying of protesters who were sitting on the ground in a peaceful demonstration. the chief of campus police department has been put on administrative leave along with two officers, and there have been calls for the chancellor to step down. a huge opening weekend as you might expect for the latest twilight saga film "breaking dawn part 1" took in more than $139 million over the weekend. that's according to early estimates. "happy feet 2" was second and "immortals" was third. a marriage proposal years in the making for the last six years a montreal couple traveled the world, holding up one letter at a time to eventually spell out the words "we always knew." when the final love letter went
up she didn't see the banner being unfurled behind them and later the final photo with the words "will you marry me?" of course she had three letters for him, y-e-s. got to love that, so original. five minutes past the hour, back to al roker for a check of your weather. >> that is lovely. thanks so much. natalie, let's check it out for today a big storm coming into the pacific northwest, coastal gale warnings along the coast, high wind warnings and flood watches, mountains snow, one to chtwino es into northern california and one two two inches of rain in parts of texan on into the midwest. we've got heavy rain and flood watches in effect, stretching from dallas all the way up into st. louis and as far east as little rock. that's what's going on in the country. good monday morning to you. taking a live look at downtown oakland. still have some clouds overhead.
they are clearing out nicely. full sunshine before the day is done. i'm thinking by about 10:30 in oakland. tomorrow, warmer, more sunshine as well. thursday, looks like the first part of the thanksgiving could be a little bit on the wet side with that front. most of the rain is expected to come down overnight wednesday into thursday. you might be dealing with some early showers on turkey day. 57 thursday, 59 by friday. ♪ ♪ when black friday comes this morning "today's consumer" black friday deals. thanksgiving a couple of days away. you don't have to battle the crowds. lisa lee freeman from "shop smart" magazine, good to see you. >> good morning, al. >> black friday is now more than one day. >> it's like two weeks and it goes on and on. it started already. >> so the folks we always show them in the news camping out, they got tents. does it pay to wait in lines? >> no, it does not pay to wait
in lines. a lot of the deals you're finding are limited quantities so you're waiting and may not get them and you get in the store and then you probably are going to start grabbing things that may not be such great deals. >> you say first off, start now. start early. >> absolutely start now, and go on the websites that actually track all these black friday deals for you, bfads.net, blackfriday.net, fatwallet, gotadeal. these compare the retailers. don't wait for the flyers in the mail. >> nab insider info, if this were stocks you'd be arrested. >> actually one of the new wrinkles this year, a lot of people are liking retailers on facebook. when you like retailers they'll send you special deals. follow them on twitter, find out about special deals that way and when you get near a store, you can actually check in at facebook and use four square and other social networking media, and you can find out about special deals. >> you also say there are some instances where it may pay to wait.
>> absolutely. we did a price analysis with a website called decide.com, which crunches a lot of historical price data and we looked at tvs, cameras and laptops, to see are the best deals on black friday or does it pay to wait and for top rated electronics like that, it definitely pays to wait. the best deals are not now. >> but we keep hearing that a lot of retailers don't want to keep a lot of stock because they don't want to get stuck and so i mean could you run the risk of them running out of stuff if you wait? >> they're not running out of stuff, trust me, al. >> really? >> yes, they're not running out of stuff. they've been saying that the last couple years but our price analysis shows if you don't buy now, you might get a better deal later. >> all of these people waiting in line and everything could just stay at home and digest your turkey? >> i would say go online and shop there. if you're going to be in the stores, use your apps. use the internet to check deals out. >> there's a thing going on, shop local, shop small business saturday. that's a good idea?
>> absolutely. a lot of people think black friday, walmart, best buy, but a lot of the local stores will have special deals this weekend as well. support the local businesses, get some unique gifts that you may not find at the big retailers. >> what about free shipping? >> freeshipping.org is a great place to find out about free shipping deals if you want to stay in your pajamas and stay in on black friday and this weekend and not fight the crowds. >> use your usual tools. what do you mean? >> getting back to the apps, if you have a smartphone and going to the stores, don't forget to bring your smartphone and download the apps. there's apps to help you compare prices while you're out and about. a lot of the times you go for a doorbuster, maybe they ran out and look at other products. they may not all be such great deals. if you download for example the find, google shopper, red laser, shop savvy, price grabber, all apps you can use to compare prices on your cell phone while you're out and about. >> a lot of great information. lisa lee friedman thank you so much.
>> you're welcome. coming up next from smoking to drinking and junk food, the common mistakes that ruin your skin. and mila and the marine, the brave serviceman who took a dream girl to the ball, tells us all about it. but first these messages. the target 2 day sales is almost here and the last thing that's
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this morning on "tooled's health" common mistakes that can ruin your skin whether you go to bed with your makeup on or wake up to a morning cup of joe, some daily habits could be causing fine lines and wrinkles and worse. dr. deborah wattenberg, a new york city dermatologist, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the first one, being smoking. 20% of americans are still smoking these days. know it's bad for your health but also not great for the skin. how? >> smoking ages your skin much more quickly than it would if you weren't smoking, one of the worst things you could do. nicotine and other chemicals cause destruction of elass tin and collagen, and can destroy blood vessels so your skin doesn't get a good flow of oxygen so your skin looks dull and sallow and the issues of your skin yellowing from cigarettes and cause those pucker lines around the mouth and increased crow's feet. >> brown spots, discolorations. >> so smoking is probably the
worst thing you can possibly do for your body, including your skin, and it makes you look older. >> same can be said for alcohol, caffeine and junk food, they can all contribute to bad skin. what are the effects? >> alcohol and caffeine, anything that has a lot of caffeine in it dehydrates your skin, act like a diuretic and prevent you from holding on to water to your skin looks sort of pruned like. it can get dry and look washed out. junk food contains a lot of preservatives and that will do the same thing, high salt content destroys your skin as well. you want to eat a healthy diet. if you are drinking a lot of caffeine or drinking alcohol, hydrate a lot. that will make a huge difference. you need approximately six to eight glasses of water per day, but if you're drinking caffeine, drinking a lot of coffee and alcohol you want to increase that so that the balance is better. >> okay, and next, breakouts, they can affect teenagers to up to adults and your skin always has that bad reaction. what's the best way when it comes to dealing with acne?
>> the worst things you can do when you have acne is try to scrub away your acne. people try to do that all the time, come in with irritated faces as a result of scrubbing and overwashing. acne is not really caused by dirt. it's most likely not a result of cleanliness but rather a result of hormones and so you want to use products that are going to affect the acne, like salycilic acid and you don't want to pick and squeeze, it causes scarring, pigmentation and make it worse because you can drive the bacteria deeper into the skin and create infections. >> hard to resist. also use topical treatments to treat if you have unsightly pimples. >> get over-the-counter products available in drugstores and see a dermatologist if those aren't working for you. >> lack of sleep can stress out your skin as well. >> when you don't sleep stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol, makes your skin oily, causes acne which
makes your skin look less attractive, it will also cause breakouts and flairs. when you don't sleep your skin doesn't look its best. >> people are not putting enough sunscreen now. in the wintertime you have to reapply. not just one time a day. >> once a day is probably one of the worst things that you can do for your skin because the sun is still really strong and people spend a lot of time outdoors. it was beautiful this time of year here in new york, and in the northeast or anywhere you need to reapply your sunscreen because the sun reflects off of the snow and reflects off of ice and people will get sun burned easily so you need to reapply because sunscreen is the key to youthful skin. >> i'll remind viewers as well skipping a yearly exam not good as well. check in with your determine talgz. thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, dreams come true, we'll talk with the marine who took every guy's dream girl,
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we can. ♪ it's a small change that can make a big difference. ♪ we are pack with one guy who is probably -- no,'s not probably, he is the envy of his marine corps unit right now. >> absolutely. over the summer sergeant scott moore who was stationed in afghanistan posted a video on youtube asking mila kunis to go to the marine corps ball with him as his dad. >> hey, mila, sergeant moore but you can call me scott. i want to invite to you marine corps ball november 1th in greenville, north carolina w yours truly. so take a second, think about it, get back to me. all right, bye now. >> sergeant, my favorite part of that video is when you do the thing with the sunglasses. was that planned? >> it was. it was part of the script. >> how did it go? friday night was the date?
>> it was a great time. she was very cool, wn-to-earth, willing to learn and interested in learning all about what we do and our traditions and what the marine corps ball is all about. >> what was the best part of the night for you and for her? >> i would say all together just having her meet all my friends, my fellow marines, just introducing her to the families and so she could really see the sacrifice that a lot of my guys made. >> let's go back to that video. what did you think the odds were, of mila kunis saying yes? >> i can't say i thought they were high but i obviously thought there was a chance, that's why i put it on. i thought it was good. >> did you dance? did you mostly talk? how was the night? >> there was a little bit of dancing but for the most part talking and introducing her to people and we played the commandant's message, had the cake cutting ceremony. >> i know you're probably not the kind to kiss and tell you about a was there a little peck at the end of the night? >> no, no.
>> you're of course the gentleman. >> absolutely. >> you started a trend here. justin timberlake went to the marine corps ball recently. do you think this is a good trend you want to see more celebrities see what you do? >> honestly i liked the support. the american people still love us and support what we're doing over there. >> we see some of your guys here, the unit. i'd like to let you know, miss savannah guthrie is single. >> oh! >> wow! >> she'd go to the marine corps ball with one of you guys. >> that is true i am available to go to the marine corps ball next year. >>? you want a date with savannah, today.com, post a video for savannah. and jingle was a good dog. [ jingle ] ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! [ mom ] jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! [ female announcer ] it's for bringing stories to life in a whole new way.
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protesters at a recent demonstration at cal. occupy oakland's new camp disappeared almost as quickly as it popped up. police took down about a dozen tents from the encampment at 19th and telegraph around 8:00 yesterday morning after giving campers a 20-minute warning to leave the area. most of the 150 protesters did pack up peacefully. police say there were no arrests and there were no injuries. the camp was set up on saturday after more than 1,000 protesters pushed down a chain link fence that surrounded a vacan city-owned lot and then they set up camp. we'll have a check on your local weather and traffic after this.
first part of your thanksgiving holiday. staying cool for black friday. make sure you bring a jacket for all jour shopping endeavors. a couple of accidents for fremont. 680, northbound side, first of all. right around mission boulevard, we have your three left lanes blocked. no major injuries. the ambulance is headed to the scene. someone was hurt in that accident. southbound side, your commute, actions still slow out of the sunol grade. accident there. and golden gate bridge, slowing northbound. jon? mike, appreciate it. back here with a local news update for you in about one half hour from right now. see you then.
♪ oh, baby, when i see your face, mellow as the month of may ♪ ♪ oh, darling, i can't stand it when you look at me that way ♪ that is none other than carol king singing one of our all-time classic number one hits "i feel the earth move" and that is to let you know, tomorrow on "today," the grammy winning singer/songwriter will have us all moving when she joins us on our stage for a special concert series. of course it doesn't stop here, we love this guy, wednesday on "today," the concert we've been
talking about all month long. savannah got the news, justin bieber will be here to rock the plaza with some news of his own. we are not done just yet. we have to finish up today's concert, rascal flatts has one more song for us coming up in a little bit. also ahead, makeup expert bobbi brown is here and has great twist this is week in honor of thanksgiving, how to play up the facial features you're most thankful for. >> thanksgiving the turkey will be center stage. the side dishes can play as important a role. terrence brennan will be here to bring us everything from a fantastic pumpkin bisque to roasted brussel sprouts. >> sides or turkey, what do you prefer? >> both. >> together. >> stuffing. >> stuffing! >> turkey is the main course. the holidays upon us it is that time of the year again, our 18th annual "today" show toy
drive and it starts next monday, so be sure to come on down to the plaza with a gift for a child up to the age of 18, and we're going to have surprise celebritiesies helping us, donn the usual santa hat, collecting gifts again. every year these toys put a smile on the faces of children around the country, for example the kids at goose hollow family shelter in portland, washington. we really need the help more than ever so we hope people bring their gifts by. >> so let's meet one of our most generous partners, amy rob yinson from the direct selling association. your helpers? >> a.j. >> and? >> caitlin. >> and caitlin, all right. >> great. >> you guys are helping us once again. >> yes, this is our eighth year with the toy drive, and we're so happy to be able to donate about $16.5 million in products. we have so many companies who have helped us out, cutco,
shackly, barefoot books. 16 million direct sellers in the u.s., happy to be able to help the people around the country that these donation also go to so thank you for the opportunity. >> we know you're one of the long time supporters of this toy drive. i read you said some of your merchants call you saying when does it start, they're anxious to help out. >> this has become a fun event for them every year and we're so happy to participate. >> tell us about direct sellers, you see the need firsthand. >> direct selling is great because it helps people to better their lives as well as the lives of others and that shows through. in turn they want to help as well so the companies love donating, the individual direct sellers love to participate in community events around the world. so it's really been a great lot of fun. >> great. great way to kick it off, thank you. >> thank you. >> a lot of nice products you're donating. thanks, a.j. and caitlin, thank you. good morning to you. taking a live look at san francisco, where the sun is breaking through the clouds,
finally. that's a good sign. full sunshine later on today. temperatures will range from the upper 50s to the low 60s across the bay. cool and cloudy as we head through tomorrow. but we'll see a pretty nice day. pretty nice start to the workweek, matter of fact. the rain arrives late wednesday into thursday, widespread rain, cold blast on the way. enjoy the sunshine we have monday and tuesday. 63 in fremont. >> and that is your latest weather. still to come this morning, bobbi brown is here with the answers to help you play up your best features with makeup, after these messages. dit card. nice ring. knock it off. ignore him. with the capital one venture card you earn... double miles on every purchase. [ sharon ] 3d is so real larry. i'm right here larry. if you're not earning double miles... you're settling for half. really? a plaid tie? what, are we in prep school? [ male announcer ] get the venture card at capitalone.com
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♪ i'm sexy and i know it this morning on "today's beauty" playing up your best features. bobbi brown is here to answer your questions. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i love the angle of the segment, the features we're thankful, how to play them up. we have sonya from milwaukee. what is your question? >> good morning, hi bobbi. >> hi, sonya. >> i'm a wife and mother of four kids and at 38 my skin isn't so bad but i've had puffy bags on
my eyes my entire life and turned into dark circles. i hate them but still think my eyes are my best feature. what could i do to not look so tired especially since i'm knocking on 40's door? >> it's a problem we all have. concealer is the secret of the universe but my biggest secret is corrector underconcealer. corrector corrects the darkness under the eyes, either like a peachy tone or a pinky tone depending on your skin tone. >> corrector and then concealer? >> it's like spanx for your face. >> i'll sign up to are has. julie is on skype, go ahead, what is your question? good morning. >> good morning, bobbi. i appreciate my eyes and love to play with more makeup and come to terms with my italian nose and how to play down that strong feature. you have a beautiful face and
the nose is not the first thing that comes out, it's your smile and your face. as far as playing up your eyes that, will get your attention to your eyes, make sure that you line your eyes, also use eye shadow and play with a little bit of sparkly colors for the holiday to make your eyes come out but lining the eyes, a lot of mascara and the don't forget blush. >> she has pretty cheekbones. >> gorgeous cheekbones. >> thank you so much. let's get to catherine from elkton, maryland. >> good morning, hi bobbi. i love my lips. i currently wear eye liner, mascara and lip gloss. i'm 33. should i start to wear foundation or other types of facial products? >> well my guess is from what you're saying that you don't have to wear it. you might not need to wear a lot so a tinted moisturizer would be perfect and a tinted moisturizer has spf in it, should be yellow tone and it will even out your
skin without being over made up. probably not a strong foundation and i've never met anyone that doesn't look bet we are a little bit of concealer. >> if you want to splurge, go to the department store because you can test it. >> you can't buy something off the wrack you can't test. >> angie from charleston, west virginia. good morning. >> caller: good morning, hi bobbi. >> hi angi. >> caller: i'm thankful for my high cheek bones but not in love with my eyes. i'd love to get the beautiful wide eyed look so many other women have and tried following the guidelines that come with my makeup products but haven't been able to achieve that look. >> one of the things you cannot do is change the shape of your eyes so appreciate your eyes the way they are. i have deep set eyes, theres' nothing wrong with deep set eyes. the way to play up your eyes is line them, and take a little bit of shadow and smudge them right above the lash line and you can go as we get older, you might need to go a little bit higher and a lot of mascara and really black mascara, and my favorite
tip when you're all done, take your finger and gently curl up your lashes as your mascara is drying. >> really? >> amazing, opens up your eyes. >> good but not into your lid because you don't want to get the mascara on the lid. >> you want it to be almost dry. if it's wet it will get into the lid. >> good tip. last one from brett on the phone from scottsdale, arizona. good morning. >> caller: hi bobbi. i love trying new products. i'm in search of trying to bring out my cheek bones because i have been blessed or cursed with a really round face. can you help? >> first of all you cannot bring out cheek bones that are not there and back in the olden days when i was a young kid we would sink in our cheeks but we don't do that anymore. the more youthful and beautiful you are it's about cheeks so play up your beautiful cheeks, just put some blush on the apple of the cheek and don't try to paint in a cheekbone that doesn't exist. for everybody out there, appreciate who you are. >> great message for thanksgiving. bobbi brown thanks so much.
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what's next? tell us on facebook. ♪ >> announcer: "today's kitchen" is brought to you by maxwell house coffee, good to the last drop. >> this morning on "today's holiday kitchen" easy thanksgiving sides. everybody ready? >> yes. >> chef terrence brennan has some dishes you can make ahead of time so you can spend more time with your guests. >> here we go, pump bin bisque. >> nothing says thanksgiving more than pumpkin. we have roasted pumpkin, cheese and/or sugar pumpkin. i have celery, onions, we'll scrape out the cooked pumpkin. >> delicious. using butternut squash? >> you can sbaer change, acorn,
butternut squash. orange zest is the zing to it. >> zing. >> and the mascapone cheese. >> everybody now, oh! >> here's a little trick for the home kooxz. just a little insurance factor, okay? a little canned pumpkin and vegetable stock, not chicken stock. chicken stock is too powerful and the flavor comes through. pumpkin and squashes are delicate flavor so water or vegetable stock. zap this, zing, zing, zing, bing bang. salt and pepper, a little twist. we have a cranberry, you ever knkn kanelled before? >> i have not. >> i'll show you, two spoons like that. >> is that traditional cranberry sauce? >> kind of. >> there you go! don't try this at home.
>> step away from the cranberry. >> okay. bing! >> a little soup there, please, thank you. this is brancalcranberry campo of the recipes are on the website. super. >> brussel sprouts, my favorite. >> oh brussel sprouts. we have some bacon. watch out, there we go. >> is that oil in there already? >> this is duck fat actually. if you don't have duck fat, you can use canola, grape seed or olive oil. i've taken brussel sprouts and sliced them in three so just like so. boom, boom, and you could roast these hole in the 450 degree oven and throw them on a sheet pan with bacon in the oven. voila, give that a shake. smell that? >> fantastic. >> add shallots, apple.
>> a little sweetness? >> it's a very hearty dish and adds sweetness to the brussel sprouts. we'll cook it for six, seven minutes so it comes out caramelized. this is a pinch of all spice. always want a little surprise in there. people go what is that? >> we have other great sides as well. >> side dishes, i love side dishes at thanksgiving, my favorite part. so these are the brussel sprouts and we garnish them with the leaves, celery and apple puree. >> yum. >> this is spaghetti squash, roast it and scrape it out. cranberries and walnuts, red cabbage, and sweet potato puree with fresh vanilla. >> sounds amazing. i'm getting in on that one. >> we're missing the turkey. >> here is the turkey. >> savannah has been waiting all day for that. >> sorry, i owe you a couple
♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today,",today," brou you by toyota. >> we determined we don't need no stinkin' turkey. >> we do need you, though. >> our thanksgiving concert series is in full swing. carol king is here tomorrow. >> on wednesday, need we remind you, singing sensation justin bieber. lest we forget country
superstars rascal flatts are here singing "why wait" off their new album. >> new york city, you all get your hands together! ♪ ♪ what do you say girl, we do somethin' crazy ♪ ♪ quit puttin' it off, you know what i'm sayin' ♪ ♪ it ain't like it ain't gonna happen, forever's a given ♪ ♪ it's already written, who we kiddin' baby, come on ♪ ♪ the stars can't line up any straighter ♪ let's do it now and think about it later ♪ ♪ why wait another minute for
somethin' we should have done yesterday ♪ ♪ i know a little church with a preacher who could hook us up right away ♪ ♪ love don't need a reason, baby i don't see how i could love you any more than i do today ♪ ♪ so why wait ♪ now i love your mama, let's save her some trouble ♪ ♪ ooh, and your daddy won't mind if we save him a bundle ♪ ♪ no, he won't ♪ girl it just so happens that ring that you wanted, well guess what, i bought it ♪ ♪ it's in my pocket, baby, come on ♪ ♪ let's get it done, let's get it on your left hand ♪ ♪ this is me, girl, poppin' the
question ♪ ♪ why wait another minute for somethin' we should have done yesterday ♪ ♪ i know a little church with a preacher who could hook us up right away ♪ ♪ love don't need no reason ♪ baby i don't see how i could love you any more than i do today ♪ so why wait ♪ because i can't take it! ♪ new york city's getting crazy ♪ ♪ oh, crazy is what you make me ♪ ♪ why wait another minute, wait another minute, come on ♪ ♪ well i know a little church with a preacher who could hook us up right away ♪ ♪ i said love don't need no
police officer during a chase on thursday is expected in court this afternoon. albert smith is accused of gunning down james capoot. smith is suspected of robbing a bank on the same day. smith shot capoot. charges for murder and robbery. meantime, people are gathering clearly an impact on communit community. father of five coached the women's basketball team at vallejo high school. >> he taught all of us to never give up and keep on pursuing our dreams and to charge on. he was an amazing person. >> capoot's family did not attend a vinl vigil last night.
funeral services will be held on november 30th. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning, jon. good morning to you at home. a couple of really nice days before the rain returns late wednesday into thursday. highs today 58 in oakland, 57 in san francisco. you'll hit about 60 degrees in san jose. your seven-day outlook shows you rain on the way late wednesday into your first part of thanksgiving day friday. both accidents clear from 680 in fremont. second one to clear southbound at durham auto mall, slowing around sunol out of that. cleared last 15 minutes, accident at gilman. the toll plaza, they turned the lights off. jon? mike, thank you very much. for the latest news and traffic updates check out nbc bay area on face book. if i can take classes year round
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rascall flatts. >> there's hoda singing again outside. >> that is really incredible of you, because it was misting out there, so for you to endanger your hair, you have to love rascall and natasha. don't we have a whole bunch of concerts this week? >> carroll king is tomorrow, then on wednesday is justin bieber. >> going to be insane, insane. supposed to be tough weather for people trying to get out for thanksgiving. >> including you. >> i know, but i'm a believer. >> for me, a movie weekend, a little bit for you too. go ahead and tell your movie story. >> i saw two, i'm going to touch on one, "j. edgar" i saw, loved it. we planned on making a movie weekend. if you go to the movies in new york city, you have to arrive at least 20 minutes before if you plan on sitting next to the
person you're with if it's a busy movie, sometimes you have to sit here or there. >> and they can't be apart for five seconds, anyway -- >> then we get to the theater, it's the "descendents," a clooney movie, completely packed except the seats in the front two rows, which are the worse. that's all there was, it was a 3:00 movie. kath, we sat like this, i'm not kidding, george clooney's distorted head. it was all chins. all you could see was this monster chin coming at you, you were like this the whole movie and i still loved it. shows you how great the movie is. >> i don't want a monster chin coming at me. >> it was great. what did you do? >> tell about the other movie you saw. >> "j. edgar" was a home run, you learn a lot and can't believe how they transform
leonardo dicapro. what was the other -- >> clyde. >> it was a great -- i was totally into it, completely into it. i liked how they did the flashbacks from the young, you know, hoover to the older hoover. the makeup was crazy. i just enjoyed it. i didn't know it was naomi watts until afterwards. >> life long friend confidant and assistant. >> i prepared my entire thanksgiving day dinner. yeah. i went online to whole food -- wait, it's so good. wholefood.com. meal of 12, click, cooked turkey, click. mashed potatoes, click, click, click. anyway, it's all going to be ready for pickup on thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. >> now you have your dessert too, which we'll talk about in a moment. >> can you believe i did my whole turkey day today? >> sure it's going to be
scrumptious. i had a long weekend, long, long weekend. when i left the studio here on friday, went home right away. kathie lee was shooting an e special called "growing up hollywood." even though she's not grown up in hollywood, she's grown up with celebrity parents. following the lives of children, how they are making a life for themselves going forward, so that was fun. >> how was she, did she enjoy it? >> you know, we always say god in our house, proud, which means comes right before the fall. i was incredibly groud of her. the weekend was taken up with one movie as well. i might as well talk about my favorite things. >> do it. get involved. >> my favorite things, i'm going to honor three men i love today. one of them is army, army is the son of one of my dearest friends, drew hammer. he is so brilliant in this
movie. if leonardo gets nominated, no reason army shouldn't either. he's only 25 years old. maybe his third film, i don't know, and he plays, i think, it's the most sympathetic, realistic portrayal of a gay man i've ever seen. i think he portrays it beautifully, and i talked to his mom yesterday, and she said, you know, i don't want to give anything away, but they do age quite a bit and this character has a stroke at one point in the film. she said for weeks and weeks and weeks he went online and studied what stroke victims go through and how they shake and all the other things and he just nailed it. he moved me to tears at the end. >> he was great. >> that's number one. the other man i'm incredibly groud of is my friend reg. i wanted to hold up his book, "how i got this way." i love him to pieces. i won't say what he wrote on the front. it's sweet and precious and dear
to me, but he spelled my name right at the top and wrong at the bottom, but that's okay, reg, nothing's changed. i love you with all my heart and hope this morning you've woken up and said yeah, i have the rest of my life ahead of me. next one, deeper situation, my brother has been a pastor here since i think 1997, and he was a pastor here, obviously, when 9/11 happened. this book that he's written is called "a time for hope," and you can get it on amazon.com. it starts with the four sermons he preached right after 9/11 to his parish and all the people they were helping after 9/11, and he goes very much into what terrorism is and tries to describe a potential solution to it in spiritual terms, which we never, ever talk about, so if you're looking for a great read, david epstein, my brother, has written his first book.
>> family of authors. >> i love telling people about people i love. >> i know you do. >> i can do more for somebody else's career, boy, look at my own, in the toy toy. but for other people, i'm making a star. >> we have to do favorite things to get it out of the way. if you want a gift to give to somebody, it's called my cup of cake. you buy this, it's got a little cake mix batter in it, you nuke it for three minutes, and it's a chocolate souffle. >> then you keep the cup afterwards. >> and you can buy little replacement thingies so you can keep the cup. >> stop it, hoda, that is adorable. refills are $12 and that's $21.95. but that's not bad with the cup. >> what do you think of that, miss snl. >> does sarah have a favorite thing? >> this is a workout top. for anyone well-endowed at the top, i hate the built-in bras
and this doesn't have it. usually they are another layer of luck. you can find them online, they are about $50. it's one of those things when you get them, you keep them. >> i needed one last week when i was running. >> everyone is saying that. >> i was not planning on running in heels down the street. i knew it when it was happening, somebody is going to get hurt. >> on friday, kathie coming back from regis' show running down the sidewalk. this is what i heard, all the women were going stop running, all the guys were going keep running, keep running, keep running! so that's what was happening in the "today" show newsroom and apparently snl poked fun at you, it was regis' final show, so they did a skit who should replace regis with kelley. >> so denzel, are you excited for the twilight finale?
>> am i excited for the twilight finale? have you read the book? >> what's the deal with this job, i want to get hired. >> it's a long process, ashton. >> okay, i'm bored. >> zoey and cally, cally and zoey. >> regis is retiring from the show, and the hosts don't have sex. >> then i must go and find sex else where. good-bye, my love. >> you know what i just realized, gilman? maybe the best co-host will be the person who's been here since the beginning, the person who knows the show inside and out. >> really? >> that's right. it's time to bring back kathie lee. >> i'm back.
>> kathie lee and kelley. >> i like my name first. >> age before beauty, baby. shall we go to our fan of the week? >> i think we need to. >> hi, we picked someone from new york city. our winner is kamara drake from new york, new york. she watches on wnbc channel 4. she had the best time on maternity leave because she watched you every day. she loves you keep her in the loop from top news stories to web videos. web videos, sarah and the city, the first day she went back to work, she left her son, she was having a hard time, so she zipped over to the studio to watch you live, that saved her. that filled in for her child. >> is she behind us? >> she's creeping. >> that's hilarious.
>> congratulations. for being such an awesome fan, we're sending you to aruba. five nights at the wessen resort and casino and round-trip air fare for two. so keep going to our website, because we'd love to have you guys as fan of the week. >> sounds like a doll. have fun, sweetie. i want to go on all these trips with everybody. >> i know. we're not invited. coming up next, you guys, latest celebrity buzz out of hollywood. >> is andy cohen here? >> come on. he's a busy guy. then what you might find surprising about congresswoman michele bachmann. she gets personal, but first these messages. [ gasps ] that's doris!
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think she gave strippers everywhere new choreography. she was humping around the entire thing. she looked great, but it was a major performance. >> what do you think about what's happening with her? she seems to be out there a lot, dating that young guy? >> she looks great. she is ready to party. she is single and ready to mingle. >> is she even divorced yet? >> she is not divorced. she performed with pitbull and ten minutes later marc anthony performed with pitbull i guess they share him in the custody. >> taylor swift. >> she is great. she has a huge night. >> what about katy perry? >> she was great. >> she is a terrific vocalist. >> i had a show. i did see j. lo. we were all talking about it.58y >> look at her.
>> i love katy perry. >> this is the balance ballad. >> i love her. >> she is a sweet girl. some of the outfits, not for us. >> demi and ashton, what is the latest? >> here's the thing. it's reported in the "daily mail" that demi wants some of his money. let's play this out, ladies. what do you think? he has signed the prenup. he signed a prenup. so do you think she is entitled to anything that he made during their time together? legally she's got a tough case. >> they both signed a prenup? >> the only one who is going to make money are the lawyers. >> that's what i think, too. i don't think she is going to do that. they never had children together. the divorce she had with bruce
is one of the most amicable divorcees. i think this is only going to make her seem classy to people. she is on their radar has the one who has been -- >> are they still on twitter going back and forth? >> no. i think i read somewhere they unfollowed each other. >> is that worse than divorce? i mean, come on. >> unfriending and unfollowing. prince harry. we teased him. >> he was in vegas this weekend. he wasn't that naughty. i wish he was naughtier. i went to see oh! he loved it. he was drinking coronas. he was gambling and was very excited about all the free -- they bring you free cocktails. >> it's always the richest people excited about the free stuff. >> isn't that the case, kathie lee? >> it's craziness. don't look at me.
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>> you wonder how does someone jump into the presidential race. it sounds like yours happened by accident. >> i did. i was a mom. i was supposed to go to a wedding one day. my husband took the daughters and went up to a wedding. i went to our local republican convention. i was drafted on the spot by people. i was wearing jeans and moccasins, a sweatshirt and no make-up. that was the worse, my hair wasn't done. i was drafted on the spot. i was told to give a speech and i did and won in the first ballot of a super majority. i was floored out movie mind. >> what the incumbent said to you ruined his chances. when he saw you speak, he said the entertainment is done. >> he dismissed me because i was just a mom, a mom who stood up and concerned about the education my kids are receiving. you're right. he flicked me away like a fly. i think that offended people. people knew i was sincere. >> don't disrespect someone. >> also i worked for years as a federal tax litigation attorney. i started our own successful
company. i had accomplishments, too. i was there really because of being a mom. >> sure. it was an issue you and your husband are very passionate about, education. >> we started the first k-12 charter school in the country for at-risk kids and it's still running. they fall through the cracks a lot of times. we wanted to make sure they weren't left out either. >> when you look at the polls you get whiplash. you never know who is in first. one week somebody is in first. >> and all the polls are different. >> it changes in two days. >> we have seen your numbers decline. what do you think is going on there? >> remember, i came into the iowa straw poll, the most important election in the race and i won that. i came in less time than any other candidate and i'm the first woman to win the iowa straw poll. what we are seeing is probably 60%, 70% of the people in the country are undecided about who they want. they've been shopping. going on a shopping trip with the candidates. i haven't given any surprises. i'm a consistent conservative. i care about core values.
i think what is going to happen january 3rd in iowa, i think people are going to come back home and i think i'll be their choice. i'm consistent. there's been no surprises in my background, who i am, what my policy is. no surprises. >> as a result though, it's hard to get some attention, isn't it? >> hey no better place than with hoda and kathie lee. >> that's true. >> there has been a lot of grousing about the fact we had many of the debates, but only the so-called leaders in the polls are getting the bulk of the questions. >> that's true. >> do you feel as a woman you're getting them even less? >> sometimes you wonder about that. i have no way of knowing. there was an e-mail we released from the last media sponsor that showed they deliberately chose to not give me time. i don't know if it's because i'm a woman. i have no idea. i know they deliberately chose not to do it. when you have 70% of people undecided, let people speak and let people choose who the winners and losers are. it's unusual to have a woman
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spray on passive protesters. marla tellez and i will see you in half an hour. have a good day. we are back on this fun day monday with more of "today." a new movie getting so much attention. what makes this film different from anything else, it's silent. >> it's also in black and white. it is called "the artist." it is about a married movie star in the 1920s photographed with a rising young starlet. penelope ann miller plays his not-too-happy wife. take a look. ♪
>> not his best work. >> great to see you again. >> great to see you. i know, i haven't seen you since you were with regis. now he's gone and you're here. >> look who is still standing. >> you're here and here to stay. >> what an interesting concept this movie. who would have thought when you were given this script, black and white, no dialogue. what made you say yes to this? >> i'm nostalgic about the '20s. my house was built in the '20s. that was the golden age of hollywood. that was the most beautiful time to live there it was so glamorous. the women were elegant. that is the female lead. >> he doesn't speak a word of english, right? >> he does.
>> i heard he didn't. that's the myth. it was silent between the two of you anyway. >> he wasn't talking to me. i was being ignored. you know what happens when a woman is ignored. >> this is getting oscar buzz. what's surprising for a lot of people because the two leads, a lot of people in this country, don't know who they are. >> and they still don't. >> that happened to me when my agent presented me with the project. the director i never heard of, the two leads who were famous in france. i thought, this is awfully daring, a silent film, black and white with french film makers. it's like crazy town. i'm in, no money, small part, great. i'm the go-to girl. the thing is that my agent even said a lot of actors didn't want to do it because they were afraid of it or intimidated by it. who is going to see it? it's getting incredible reaction. we won several audience awards at the film festivals.
the thing is and this is important, you first think silent film, oh, my god, how can i sit through a silent film, but after you're there for a couple of minutes, you forget it's a silent film. it's so moving and so uplifting. >> and the doggy. >> and there is dancing. you're dancing in your seats. >> can't wait to see this. >> you don't want to be subtle when you're acting and you don't want to overdo it. it's from that era where people were -- >> it's exaggerated. it's all about our faces. >> show us what you're talking about. >> oh, no, please. >> tell bus your husband. tell us about the husband. so things are not. >> who? >> you're not supposed to talk. >> we are talking. you just can't hear us. that's the thing about the movie. it's as norma desmond said in "sunset boulevard," we didn't
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>> nice to see you again. >> thank you. >> this is lovely. >> i love the mirrors as the place mats. >> you could put your whole foods turkey dinner on there. >> thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. i thought it would be nice to have a mirror to reflect everything on. it will reflect the candlelight and everything. these come from a craft store, they are 12 x 12 tiles. they are super inexpensive. >> you can watch yourself eat. >> you can see if you have gook in your teeth. i like that. >> the point is we want it to be beautiful. we always want it to be really easy and fun, too. >> okay. >> we want to take the things we have at home like these gourds we have from halloween. we spray painted them silver. >> cute. >> i like the name tags you have here. they look simple. >> they are cookie cutters.
you have to keep in mind your thanksgiving table doesn't need to be harvest colors. you can use any color you have. use the things you have at home. >> then save it for christmas cookies. >> you could. you can send it home with people. it's a party favor. i wanted to make gratitude journals for people to have at their seat to write down things they are thankful for. we took paper and folded them in half, tie a ribbon. you should be writing the things down. >> what do you do, you write it down? you're taking this home? >> you're taking it home. just to keep those things in mind. >> she is being -- >> i think it's sweet. it's very southern. >> it is very southern. another thing that is very southern, we encourage people at "southern living" to use their fine china. if you have heirloom china, there is no reason to keep it in the cabinet. if your china is blue and white, you mix it with other harvest colors. this is really inexpensive
burlap. >> i love burlap. >> look at the little menus you have. >> on a little piece of fabric as a special little touch. the brown runners are just made from fabric remnant. we cut it with pinking shears. at thanksgiving you want to keep in mind what it is about, and that is the things we are grateful for. we wrote down things we are grateful for, hugs, family, food and put it on 2009. those are the things that tie us all together. >> football. >> of course. the centerpiece is simple. a lot of just beans in these glass containers, but this one is cinnamon sticks. you take a rubber band, put it around the glass and stick the cinnamon sticks in elastic. >> you could do that one. >> i did something like this with coffee beans. >> how smart. >> see? >> i bet that was beautiful. >> so there. a craft. >> you just tie it up. >> there are tons of leftovers at thanksgiving.
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it's foolproof. cooking with giada. we thought we would have her help us out for thanksgiving day desserts. >> everyone needs a giada at home. >> we sure wish we did. >> time to get out your shopping list. today contributor and chef giada de laurentiis has an interesting way to put an italian twist on desserts like you do. >> we'll start with a chocolate
ricotta pie. i know most people don't think of thanksgiving and think of chocolate, but i think of chocolate all the time. i make this dough. it's nice and crumbly. >> that's not good. >> it is good. >> i smush this down. >> she is wearing opi over the taupe. >> people are going to want to know. >> it's flour corn meal, pine nuts and butter. use your fingers and spread it out like this. once you've got it all spread and it's even, i always think people have trouble understanding what blind baking means, which means the filling is not in here. she is looking at me funny. take parchment paper and regular old dried beans and spread them over the top just like that. keeps the dough flat when it bakes in the oven. 25 minutes 350. it looks like that. >> you throw those out. >> don't eat these. i'm so sorry. >> you have to tell people these things. >> this is not part of the actual pie. >> throw it out. then here you've melted
chocolate. here you have cream cheese and ricotta cheese. go ahead. eggs. lots of eggs. >> four eggs it looks like. >> one egg and three yolk. then simple syrup, sugar and water. >> that thing is bigger than you are, giada. >> i know. mix it all up. what you want to do, when you add the chocolate -- sorry. when you add the chocolate, it's got to be cooled or you'll scramble the eggs. add the chocolate but make sure it's cooled. mix it together, you get a chocolately sort of filling. you pour it in there and bake it again at 350 for another 15 minutes. i like to sprinkle pine nuts on top. >> of course you do. >> you can't have it because of the cheese. >> i'm going in. >> come back here. >> you know where we are going after? we are going down to the mission to feed the homeless. be careful. >> creamy and chocolately and you can make it ahead of time.
next, all-time favorite. great for breakfast, dessert or whatever. >> that is amazing. >> one bite says it all. flour, corn meal, salt and baking soda. mix it in. you can mix it. the trick here to make sure that the cranberries don't settle to the bottom, add the chopped dried cranberries in there. the flour coats them and keeps them suspended in the cake. >> suspended. >> you get a crust of cranber cranberries on the bottom and there is so much sugar you can't get it out of the pan. >> you want it all through. it's a thing of beauty. okay. >> dump in. sugar, butter. eggs, orange zest, orange and cranberry, vanilla. mix it all together and put in here. make sure you put a little bit of parchment to get the cake out. 375, 45 minutes. >> so where is that? >> i think the kitchen team ate
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